Sunday, June 30, 2013

F.O.F.- Greg Garcia- Living Legend

Friend of Floatfisher
Next to Hank Patterson, the next living legend that I know is the Famous Greg Garcia. Famous Umpqua Feather Merchants contract fly tier, up and coming float fishing expert and all-around Colorado good guy. While running errands today I had the great fortune of running into him at Anglers All, a fine shop in Littleton, CO, that he manages. 

Greg always full of tall tales filled me in on his recent adventure down the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, sparing no detail, including the first ever use of the "Groover".  Pretty boy Greg even took a bath in the river, didn't even have mousse for his hair!  Greg just might be ready for the 10 day Alaskan float trip next!!

 Garcia's Mother Day Caddis-  (Photo courtesy of Umpqua Feather Merchants)
 The Grande Rojo Midge- (Courtesy of Unpqua Feather Merchants)

Garcia's Mini Hot - (Photo Courtesy of Umpqua Feather Merchants)
If you have never fished these tremendous fly patterns you are missing out,  They are tremendous producers on the Arkansas River and other Colorado Rivers and rivers of the west.  In addition, if you have never had an opportunity to watch Greg tie at a fly tying symposium, you are missing out. His flies are a work of art. He ties with precision and fine detail.

Fish On Legend, Fish On........

As mentioned, you can find him at Anglers All in Denver, CO